Friday, 4 December 2009

Typographic Book Cover

On Tuesday 10th of November I was given the first of three briefs in Typographic Studies. The brief was to take a book we had read (or at least had an interest in) and to re-design the cover using only typography. I haven't really read much for a while and the only books I could remember were Dan Brown's Deception Point and Ben Mezrich's Bringing Down The House. I chose Bringing Down The House as it was one of the first books I read for enjoyment. Also I am interested in card-counting, gambling and casinos. After experimenting including burning letters into cards and scribbling code words into a 'cheat sheet'. I landed on recreating a blackjack table using typography, using a similar font to the font used to write rules on blackjack tables and a similar colour-scheme. I also used the shape of two playing cards placed one on top of the other and added a 'optical illusion' style type onto them.

A close-up of some of the type from the front cover.

And this is a burnt card from one of my earlier experiments, but I just like how it looked.

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